Artist’s Biography 2018
Susan Clare creates art in watercolours, acrylics and mixed media, drawing inspiration from Jamaica’s tropical landscape and reefs, where she made her home for over 30 years and from the English countryside of her native South East Essex. The themes in her work span two continents, but in common, they encourage mindfulness and a reverence for life in its natural, graceful simplicity.
A full time artist since 1997, Susan started by painting traditional realistic watercolours and specializing in portraits. More recently, she has added an exciting range of contemporary acrylics, both figurative and abstract, to her repertoire. She has exhibited in many solo and group shows in Jamaica, Florida, London and Chelmsford
Susan was chosen as one of seven artists, for inclusion in the coffee table book on "Montego Bay - Jamaica" by Pauline Reid, published in 2011. Her work is at Coyaba Resort in Montego Bay, the World Bank in Kingston, and can be found in private collections in Jamaica, the Caribbean, England, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and Iceland.
May 2018 Finalist in 4 categories and winner of 2 categories (Marine and Wildlife) SAA 2018 Prof AOY, May 2017 Commended for my portrait 'Moody Teen' in the SAA 2017 Prof AOYJanuary 2017 - Finalist in the Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year 2017Ma